AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Austin Pride Festival and Parade caps off Austin Pride Week 2019 on Saturday and the event will have numerous full and partial road closures, says the Austin Police Department.
San Jacinto Boulevard from E. 15th Street to E. 11th Street will be closed from 1 p.m. to midnight. E. 11th Street from Trinity Street to Lavaca Street will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight.
11th Street at Brazos Street will be open going eastbound from 5 p.m. to midnight. Congress Avenue between 11th and 3rd streets will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight.
5th and 6th streets will be open until 7 p.m., then closed until midnight.
4th Street will be closed from Congress Avenue to San Antonio Street with intermittent traffic allowed at cross streets until 7 p.m.
There will also be lane reductions on Guadalupe Street between W. 9th and W. 4th streets from 5 p.m. to midnight.
APD encourages drivers to use alternate routes:
- North/South: Brazos, San Jacinto, Lavaca and Guadalupe
- East/West: 15th Street and W. Cesar Chavez
APD asks attendees to stay aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. Scooter users are also reminded to obey all traffic laws, avoid cell phone use while riding and be aware when sharing sidewalks with pedestrians.